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#248 Lessons from the First Year of Our Second Marriage

Sione and I just celebrated our first anniversary.  Second marriages have a 67% divorce rate, and because that's not a space either of us in interested in, we have made some pretty intentional...

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#247 The Value in Knowing Our Value

Recognizing the value and worth of all people, knowing that there is no spectrum of value, opens us up to feeling more compassion and empathy and acceptance of others.  When we can recognize...

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#246 Self Coaching Strategies

Learning how to coach yourself on a daily basis is an important tool for helping you to align the life you are living with the life you really want to be living.  Today I share some of my...

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#245 Transactional Relationships

Our brains have a natural tendency to always look for what is fair and what is equal. But when we're working to create a more intimate, close relationship, fair and equal is destructive. When our...

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#244 The Relationship Circle

The relationship circle is a concept that helps us to stay in our own lanes and resist the temptation to try and take control of things that aren't ours to control.  When we more clearly...

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#243 Having More Honest Communication

This week my husband, Sione, joins me as we share a recent experience we had in which we had the opportunity to step into some pretty honest communication.  It took a lot of vulnerability,...

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#242 Circling Back Around

Circling back around is a technique that my husband, Sione, and I use in our marriage that allows us to apologize better and show up more as the partners that we really want to.  We...

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#241 Forgiving Others

Forgiving someone who has hurt us can seem like a herculean task sometimes.  The pain can run deep and wide and it can feel that if we forgive that we are condoning the behavior that was so...

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#240 Passive-Aggressive Behavior

So many of us unintentionally engage in passive-aggressive behaviors, and it's hurting our relationships.  Today we are going to talk about 18 different ways that these behaviors show up....

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#239 How to Own Your Own

When we want/need to have a tough discussion with someone, we can have a tendency to blame and accuse the other person, which generally tends to lead to defensiveness and a fight.  In this...

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#238 Overflow

There are times when we feel as though our cup is so low that we don't have anything left to give.  And then we need to check out of our lives long enough to replenish and refill.  But...

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#237 You’ll Never Be Enough For Your Children

Sometimes it can feel as though we get a lot of complaints from our children about all the things we are doing wrong, or have done wrong, as their parents.  And that's all pretty normal, I...

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